Out of every single beauty product that I own, and I own a lot, I find that one of the most used products is a facial oil. I’ve spoken many a time about just how well a facial oil helps my skin, aiding dehydration and calming my skin. I flit between several different oils depending on what nourishment my skin needs, and recently I have been seeing the benefits of Rosehip Oil. There are a few brands who have launched a Rosehip Oil into their ranges; Trilogy, A’kin and Sukin to name a few.
So, what exactly is rosehip oil? The Sukin rosehip oil is collected from the seeds of wild Chilean rosehips and by keeping the oil free from solvents, its helps the oil keep its precious properties for exceptional performance. It’s also a 100% certified organic product that contains nothing but the rosehip oil. The rosehip oil is packed full of essential fatty acids as well as vitamin E & C, beta carotene (a source of vitamin A) and lycopene, which is a powerful anti-ageing anti-oxidant. The oil helps protect cell membranes whilst feeding the skin vital nutrients to help it look its best.
But, what does it actually do, I hear you cry! Here’s the good stuff. As a 33 year old woman, who is starting to show some signs of ageing, a rosehip oil is one of the best products that I can use. With the oil being able to penetrate the skin and the antioxidants within the oil all work together to renew skin cells and work from within. Vitamin C helps stimulate the production of collagen to help with fine lines and wrinkles, whilst the vitamin A in the beta carotene ensure that the oil penetrates the skin. This is due to vitamin A having very small molecules which can work themselves deeper into the dermis. How very scientific. Vitamin A is also great for helping to improve the appearance of fine lines as well as help with the skins moisture levels.
Putting moisture back into the skin leads me on to one of my favourite topics – dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is not dry skin, and it isn’t caused by lack of oil in the skin. Dehydrated skin is caused from lack of water an with the job that I do, I know when my skin needs that extra helping hand. I drink a ton of water and my skin in general is pretty good right now, but those dehydrated patches that could be mistaken for dry skin are still prominent. The rosehip oil is combating the issues that I have by building up the moisture levels in my skin and retaining them. As the oil penetrates the skin, it stays in and forms a barrier across the dehydrated areas and injecting them with just what they need – moisture. It doesn’t matter whether you are a flyer like myself or a frequent traveller, or maybe someone who works in an air conditioned office – rosehip oil will sort your skin out perfectly.
Although I don’t suffer from any skin conditions as such, I am exposed to UV rays a lot. I wear an SPF50 when I’m in foreign climes, and an SPF 25 daily due to the rays that I am exposed to whilst flying. Who would have thought that you could be attacked by rays in an aircraft. Due to the flight level we fly at, I’m exposed massively to radiation and rays so I take a lot of care to keep my skin looked after. The antioxidants within the oil fight the free radicals which cause the damage whilst the vitamin A helps skin tone, texture and pigmentation. I’ve been keeping an eye on some pigmentation that I have on my skin from the sun, and I noticed that it has slightly decreased over the last few months. Not only does it help with skin tone, but it also helps soothe and calm any redness. I have read, although it hasn’t been backed up, that rosehip oil is a great to use for those who suffer from rosacea.
The Sukin brand still seems to be under the beauty radar but I have found some incredible products in their range including the Sukin Hydrating Toner which is a daily essential for myself. I really do recommend the Sukin rosehip oil to anyone who is working in a dry and dehydrated environment as it helped my skin improve so much.
Have you tried rosehip oil? What’s your favourite skincare product? Let me know!
*Contains PR Sample